CROWN OF THE PASTURELAND
The «dehesa» in bloom, crowned by a beautiful cloud and the traces of the last rays of the sun. The proportions of the shot with relatively little sky create the sensation of amplitude in the field. The «star» effect of the sun is achieved by closing the aperture to a f: 11 or more, and covering a small part of the sun, in this case with the trunk of the tree, to avoid fiare.
Processed in Camera Raw, first corrections, balancing contrasts between earth and sky by applying a gradíent filter. Edíted ín Photoshop, refining the colors, among others using a very laborious se/ectíon of f/owers, to remove theír dominant greenísh tones sínce the sensor confused them with the color of the herbs. I had to select and «redraw» the sun’s rays ín the sky to be ab/e to keep them visible in the final color print profile.
HOYA DE GUADIX
Camera APS-C, 12 mm, F:16, 1/4 s, 100 ISO, polarizer